An annual report which includes information by school sector and local authority for April 2019 to March 2020.

Key points(r)

  • Total expenditure on SEN provision in schools by local authorities is budgeted to be £405 million, an increase of £23.2 million or 6.1% compared with the previous year.
  • 28% of the total budgeted SEN expenditure is delegated to special schools. Notional allocations within nursery, primary, middle and secondary schools account for a further 45% of the total. The remaining 28% is non-delegated money held centrally by local authorities.
  • Denbighshire delegates the largest proportion of their SEN budget to their schools at 90%, whilst Caerphilly delegates the smallest proportion at 53%.
  • Total SEN expenditure per pupil for Wales is budgeted to be £892. This consists of £644 delegated expenditure per pupil and £248 non-delegated expenditure per pupil.
  • Merthyr Tydfil has the largest SEN budget per pupil at £1,202, whilst Torfaen has the smallest SEN budget per pupil at £694.

(r) Revised on 05 July 2019.

Reports

Budgeted expenditure on Special Educational Needs provision, April 2019 to March 2020 - Revised
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